Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in the Caribbean, says UN-backed report

Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report. Nearly 360 million people, or 58 percent of the inhabitants of the […]

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Under the Influence: Jamaicans Driving High

Jamaica’s recent decriminalization of possession of up to two ounces of ganja is contributing to a dangerous practice that officials warn needs urgent attention. Disturbing findings in the 2016 National Drug Prevalence Survey show that one in six males and […]

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Weedkiller Commonly Used In Caribbean Linked To Potentially Fatal Liver Disease

Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which is widely used in the Caribbean and around the world, is back in the news. This time the controversy surrounds glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides, which can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease […]

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Barbados: 2 000 PERSONS TRAINED IN EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE

Two thousand persons to date have been trained in Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) Inc. So states the President, Humphrey Metzgen who spoke to the media yesterday after a tour by the […]

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Guyana Former Health Minister amplifies need for Paediatric A&E at GPHC

A Paediatric Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit should have long been in place at the Georgetown. Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). In fact the absence of this facility was one that was gaining the attention of former Minister of Public Health, […]

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Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in the Caribbean, says UN-backed report

Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout the

Under the Influence: Jamaicans Driving High

Jamaica’s recent decriminalization of possession of up to two

Weedkiller Commonly Used In Caribbean Linked To Potentially Fatal Liver Disease

Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which is widely used in the

Barbados: 2 000 PERSONS TRAINED IN EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE

Two thousand persons to date have been trained in

Guyana Former Health Minister amplifies need for Paediatric A&E at GPHC

A Paediatric Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit should have

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